Ninety four years ago tonight – possibly at this very moment – a German submarine torpedoed a boat full of Guinness killing four men on board.
If ever the tragedy of war was illustrated it was with this ultimately pointless sacrifice of all that lovely stout off Dublin Bay. Of course the loss of four innocent lives is nothing to be sniffed at either, but that stout!
Only the fishes had reason to cheer. Indeed the night of October 12, 1917 was remembered in fishlore for a long time afterward as the night the fishes drank like the natives, instead of the other way around.